An Eternal Builder
- Sigmund Freud
Doing what you love shows your true colors. Playing football at Fenn, I have become instinctual and passionate. In key games against Fay, Fessenden, and Milton Academy, I have enjoyed working hard with my friends and doing all I can to win in a team effort. Before, I played at Fenn, it was more about me, and less about the team. This past season, I felt more of a team first environment where every kid on the team was playing for each other, and that is how the game is meant to be played.
During our class periods this year in Freshmen English, we spent a lot of time reflecting upon ourselves. Although this seems simple and possibly not engaging or intellectual, we have found ways to dig deep and formulate profound words, sentences, paragraphs, and essays. Through English, I have found that I can learn more about myself while also incorporating classic writing styles with my own. Looking back on Fenn English, I will miss the flexibility of the curriculum and the great times I had with peers and teachers.
The tiny house has become one of my favorite spots on campus. I have learned from Fitz, as well as my classmates, about the housebuilding process and steps as simple as shingling. While building the tiny house, I am reminded about the simple roots of our bare existence. The beautiful earth we live on and spend our lives about is always forgotten, and we are doing it injustice. The history of people before myself is also brought to mind for me to reflect upon, as Henry David Thoreau is the man who built the original house we are replicating. As I leave Fenn, I will miss engrossing myself in the simplicity of our mother earth and the roots of the seeds planted before me.
Looking back on my Fenn career, the three activities I will miss the most will surely be football, english, and the tiny house building sessions. These three activities collectively helped me become a better person and partially but surely added positive traits to my personality; whether it be competitiveness, instinctual, cognitive, or grateful. I will always remember Fenn as the foundation and builder for who I became as a young man, and I thank the school and it's community for that.